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Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition features Porsche 911's best traits, past and present

Porsche has created a 992 911 that combines heritage and modern drivability.

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Saying the words "911 Targa" is enough to get many hearts pumping. With the recent debut of the Porsche 911 Targa, the company showed off the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition, a state-of-the- art 911 with design elements from the 1950s and early 60s and the first of four collector's pieces of the Heritage Design strategy.

And. It's. So. Good.

The model is a limited edition from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Along with the introduction of the special edition it has been announced that select interior elements from the model will be available as part of the Heritage Design package for all current 911 models. Additionally, Porsche Design has created a limited edition chronograph to be built exclusively for purchasers of this new model.

Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition

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"With the Heritage Design models, we are evoking memories of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s in customers and fans alike. No brand can translate these elements into the mod- ern day as well as Porsche and, in this way, we are fulfilling the wishes of our custom- ers. We are also establishing a new product line that represents the lifestyle dimension in our product strategy with these exclusive special editions," said Oliver Blume, Chair- man of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.

The model features Cherry Metallic paint in photographs but four other exterior colors are available. The paint serves as a background for gold logos and a white livery of historical design. There are spear-shaped graphic motorsports elements on the front wings and a Porsche Heritage badge on the luggage compartment grille, which is reminiscent of the one that was awarded back in the day when a Porsche 356 reached the 100,000-kilometer mileage mark.

On the hood is a1963 Porsche Crest, as well as on the steering wheel, wheel centers, and key. It's embossed on the head restraints and key pouch.

The model rides on standard 20/21-inch Carrera Exclusive Design wheels and classic-look black brake calipers.

The cabin is finished in two-tone leather combining Bordeaux Red leather with OLEA club leather in Atacama Beige or Black leather with OLEA club leather in Atacama Beige. Its seats and door trims wear corduroy, which was used in the Porsche 365. There's a green-illuminated rev counter and stopwatch as well as microfiber roofline and a metal badge on the trim panel that signifies the car's limited edition number.

The model is based on the 992 generation 911 Targa and includes no modifications to the engine, transmission, suspension, or chassis. It is on sale now.

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The new Porsche Boxster 25 years celebrates the anniversary of the convertible's debut.

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Twenty eight years ago, a convertible concept car made its debut at the 1993 Detroit Motor Show. The production version of that car launched in 1996 with hardly any changes. It was the Porsche Boxster. Now it its fourth generation, Porsche has sold more than 357,000 of the coupes.

To commemorate the anniversary, Porsche is selling the Boxster 25 years, a limited edition model that takes design notes from the original Boxster and applies them to the current edition. All Boxster 25 years models are based on the Boxster GTS.

Porsche Boxster 25 Years

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The model features a copper-like shimmering brown Neodyme paint color in the front apron, side air intakes with mono bar, lettering, and two-tone 20-inch alloy wheels. The original car was colored GT Silver Metallic and the special edition will be offered in that paint color as well as Deep Black Metallic and Carrara White Metallic.

Porsche script is featured own the fuel filler cap and there are high-gloss tailpipes on the car's sport exhaust system. The windscreen surround is finished in a contrasting black color.

The Bordeaux leather interior sits below a red fabric convertible top that bears the Boxster 25 lettering. Both are also available in black. The car's cabin also has an interior package in Aluminum, 14-way electrically adjustable sports seats, door sill trims with "Boxster 25" lettering, and the heated GT multifunction sports leather steering wheel.

Each model is powered by a 4.0-liter flat-six engine that has a top speed of 182 mph. There's a PDK gearbox and standard Sport Chrono package, Porsche Active Suspension Management sports suspension, and Porsche Torque Vectoring with mechanical limited-slip differential.

The Boxster 25 years is available to order now and will roll into dealerships from the end of March 2021. Just 1,250 units will be allocated.

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Buick has redesigned their flagship Enclave model for the 2022 model year.

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A more aggressive body design is on tap for the 2022 Buick Enclave. The model, which has undergone a complete redesign, was shown this week ahead of a full debut.

The body of the 2022 Enclave features piercing LED headlights with an LED light signature. Fog lights dominate the lower front fascia while the clamshell of the hood closes further down the face, presumably to enhance aerodynamics. Sculputed body panels emphasize the length and stance of the three-row SUV.

Hard plastic, which typically serves as a sensor panel for safety technology, is not shown on the grille of this model, meaning that the technology may continue to be concealed in the Buick's front emblem.

2022 Buick Enclave Avenir The 2022 Buick Enclave Avenir will ride on new wheels and have a fresh back end design.Photo courtesy of Buick

2022 Buick Enclave Avenir

Chrome accents feature heavily on the Enclave, which is shown in the top-tier Avenir trim level. The model also wears a new wheel design.

New taillight design goes further to emphasize the width of the seven-seat Enclave.

Engine and transmission information has yet to be revealed. The 2021 Enclave comes standard with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive is available. Buick has made the 2021 model capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds. It is expected that the 2022 model will follow in those footsteps.

Though not shown in the photos released by Buick, the Enclave is expected to have a more refined interior. It's not unreasonable to assume that they model will include the over 10-inch infotainment touch screen that made its debut in the 2021 Buick Envision, as well as diamond-quilted leather upholstery, massaging seat functionality, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

It's also possible that the model will get GM's Super Cruise hands-free driving functionality, which is being expanded throughout the lineup.

Pricing for the model has yet to be announced. The 2021 Enclave is listed with a starting MSRP of $41,195 with the destination and delivery charging included and tops out just over $57,000.

The 2022 Buick Enclave will go on sale later this year.

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